Rimmel Apocalips | Review & Swatches

Hi Ladies! For the past couple of weeks the beauty world has gone mad for Rimmels latest lip offereing 'Apocalips'. They have been featured all over blog land and lots of beauty bloggers rushed out to buy them when they were released last Wednesday. I was one of these people too and immediately ordered some on the Boots website as soon as they were released. (Is that sad?) They retail at £5.99 each which I think is quite a bargain anyway but even better, Boots are currently offering 3 for 2 across Rimmel products so I managed to get 3 for £12.00 - what a bargain!

If you don't know what they are or this is the first time you are reading about them, they are a classed as a 'lip lacquer'. Now I'm not sure what the technical meaning of this is but they way I'd describe them is a creamy lipstick applied in the style of a gloss. I've never tried anyting like this before but I hear they are a dupe for the YSL glossy stains and I must admitt I struggled to only pick three as quite frankly I want them ALL. The three I decided on are Celestial, Apocaliptic and Big Bang. As I'm sure you all know by now, I adore bright lips so Apocaliptic (a bright fuschia) and Big Bang (a bright red) were clearly going to be at the top of my 'must purchase' list. However, I also wanted to try a more natural shade that I could wear to work so thats where Celestial comes into the picture, a gorgeous rose pink.

So, now we've established what they are and the shades I picked, I'll tell you my thoughts. Firstly, I love the name Apocalips. I mean who doesn't love a play on words and a good name like this certainly draws my attention towards a product. Secondly, the packaging is lovely. I love the crystal-like lid and the fact you can see each colour through the end of the tube. I also really like the doe-foot applicator as its so easy to use and I managed to get very precise application without the need for lip liner.

As for the product itself, on first impressions, I am blown away. I know that probably sounds completely dramatic but these are seriously the most amazing lip product I have tried in a long time. Not only do they apply like a dream but the creamy formula and pigmentation is second to none. When I first applied them to my lips I couldn't believe how much colour pay off one swipe achieved. In the photos I've included above, I only used one coat and managed to achieve completely opaque coverage. They are also smooth and glossy when first applied which feels lovely on the lips. However, I wouldn't say they are moisturising as such so thats one thing to consider if you prefer more moisturising lip products.

Another thing I was seriously impressed by is the staying power. I wore 'Apocaliptic' for a day out yesterday and it stayed on for hours. Admittedly the glossy effect does wear off after a little while but that didn't bother me too much and even when it did start to fade off, my lips were still stained underneath with a bright pop of colour.

Overall I absolutely adore these and if you follow me on Instagram (kayleighjcouture), I'm sure you have seen me gushing about how amazing these are. If you're looking for some affordable yet high quality lip products, these are for you. I'm already looking forward to wearing one of these shades on an upcoming night out this weekend. I already know it will look amazing!

Have you tried Apocalips? Do you love them as much as I do? I think I'm going to have to buy the whole collection!

Lots of Love,



93 comments

  1. I really want the celestial shade but it's always sold out, these look and sound amazing, and look perfect on you :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  2. These look pretty AMAZING! I really want to try a bolder lip but I'm quite nervous about it :/

    These look lovely though on you, I think Celestial is my favourite!

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

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  3. These colours all look amazing! I've only managed to get to the smaller Boots so far & none of them have had them in stock! I can't wait to try them out, although I'm sure I'm going to struggle to decide what colour I want!

    L x

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  4. I really want to try these! The colours you picked look amazing on you!
    xxx

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  5. OMG I'm totally in love with those bright lip colours!!
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
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  6. Just like Sophierosiehearts I really wanted to get my beauty mitts on the Celestial shade but it has sold out in my local Boots. I did however pick up the two other shades you mentioned & after such a positive review I can't wait to test them myself.

    Hannah www.cagneyandlace.com Check out my Neom giveaway!

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  7. your lips are to die for! Love all the colors, its hard not to like them on those lips.

    xx,
    klee

    kisskissbyklee.blogspot.com

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  8. these look incredible! need to go and get the light pink and red one! x

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  9. Sounds awesome! Having a look on boots now! :) Great post, very informative.

    Elle xxx
    http://bellezza7.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. Your pictures always look so stunning! I absolutely cannot get enough of these and I agree with everything that you said about them, especially about the staying power but not being hugely moisturising. Plus, you got the exact three shades that I was after but Celestial was sold out everywhere :( I think that Celestial looks perfect on you and you have made me want it even more now! <3 xxx

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  11. I bought Stellar yesterday despite being on a spending ban and love it! It's a bit too bright for office wear but dabbing a little bit on the lips and blending with your finger creates a more wearable matte shade :) My only gripe with these is the transfer! It's very easy to get it all over your face/teeth/boyfriend! xx

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  12. Ive heard so many good reviews on these! May have to make a cheeky purchase on boots :)

    xxx

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  13. Wow all three of those look amazing! And they are a bargain! You've definitely sold them to me!
    Rosy x
    http://www.rostinted.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. oh my gosh, those are amazing!!!

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  15. I love all of these but the first shade is my favourite, i really want to try these

    Charlotte Elizabeth

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  16. I love Celestial but really want to try Apocaliptic after seeing this. Wasn't brave enough when I was in Superdrug :)

    Nicola xo

    babblesaboutbeauty.com

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  17. ahh I have seen these everywhere! I really love that celestial one <3 they look lush on you also :* xoxo

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  18. Wow! I need number 3 in my life! xx

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  19. i need these! the pigmentation is amazing! i agree, i love the name too x

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  20. They're the exact same three that I picked up! I love them all, they really are amazing products :) x

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  21. I got Celestial and Apocaliptic too! My boots didn't have Big Bang..sob!..and so the hunt for it begins!:D xxx

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  22. Celestial is gorgeous! I really think I need to hunt this down!

    Midnight Violets Beauty Blog

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  23. That's it I am bloody ordering them. FABULOUS DARRRRRRRRLING! xxxxxx

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  24. I need a trip to Boots soon I think, I've been searching for some decent swatches to see which shades I want so thank you :) x

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  25. They look fantastic! Will definitely be picking up some of these xox

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  26. Celestial is gorgeous, you've made me want to go out and buy them now. Will be putting them on my list of things to get when I go shopping next. :) x

    bluebutterfly80.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. I cannot wait for these to come out on the continent! I'm falling more and more in love with these with each picture I see.

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  28. I picked up Celestial and Apocaliptic on Wednesday when they were released and love them sooo much! they're such amazing products with a brilliant formula! I want to try Big Bang after reading your review though, they look amazing on you! :) lovely post Kayleigh! xxx

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  29. I agree, these are by far the best lip product I've tried in a while. I picked up 3 for 2 in boots like you on Saturday and today have been back for three more! Haaa. Xxx

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  30. These look amazing!! I need them in my life ASAP
    xxx

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  31. I couldn't agree with you more, I was completely blown away too. I first tried Apocaliptic and absolutely fell in love, then I went out and bought Galaxy and Stellar. And I want the rest of them as well! They really are worth all the hype!

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  32. I will absolutely love to try these!!!

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  33. I nearly bought one of these in Celestial, it's so pretty! Lovely review xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these, i have galaxy, celestial and big bang. I'd recommend galaxy, gorgeous for this time of year. I'm so getting the rest of the collection though! ;) x

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  35. So gorgeous. I just need to buckle down and buy these already. Every time I see a review I fall in love with them all over again.

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  36. lovely review, definitely buying myself some of these :) xx

    fashionablyace.blogspot.com

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  37. I really love Celestial, looks great on you!

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  38. I just bought stellar and nova! I love them sooo much that I want to go back and purchase the entire collection :) Lovely post gorgeous! x

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  39. I bought the Celestial colour, after all the rave reviews, and I wasn't disappointed - very impressed!

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  40. I love these Apocalips so much. Great review.
    Guilty to say that I own 4 of these already.
    xx

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  41. Apocalyptic is so your colour! So pretty!
    Hareem xx

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  42. Ooh these shades look amazing on you! I need every single shade in my life. Well except for Galaxy maybe hehe. They seem amazing, especially Celestial and Apocaliptic xx

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  43. I love Apocaliptic and Big Bang, such gorgeous colours! I've totally went off lip glosses recently though so I don't know whether to purchase them or not.

    Kayleigh
    http://geekinthepinkdress.blogspot.com
    xx

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  44. These sound amazing! I wonder when they will come to the USA!

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  45. I absolutely love celestial! Off to the boots website I go haha x

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  46. I love your blog but your GFC isnt working so i cant follow :( xx

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  47. These three colours are amazing! I picked up Nova as most of the other colours were sold out. Im still not sure about them yet need more i think haha! x

    http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk

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  48. I adore these! I think the colour range of these are fantastic, Rimmels bought out some really amazing products over the last year!

    Rosie :) x

    withlove-rosemarie.blogspot.co.uk

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  49. I love all of those shades, they look amazing! Can't wait to try one and join in on the hype
    http://jodie-melissa.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  50. I love them so much!(:

    paigeypumpkin.blogspot.com

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  51. I think the big bang shade looks lovely! Will have to try one of these!

    http://vivalashoes.blogspot.co.uk

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  52. Love the 2. Colour, they are such pretty shades, they really suit you

    Lauren

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  53. ahh the 2 pink colours look lovely and your lips are amazing haha xxx

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  54. These look so nice! Will definitely be picking up celestial, looks amazing!

    www.robynmm.blogspot.co.uk

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  55. These colours are gorgeous, I really love the YSL Glassy Stains so I will definitely be checking these out, you have amazing lips by the way, very jealous :-)

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  56. I went straight out on wednesday and bought apocaliptic and big bang! I absolutely love them! I agree the best lip product I've come across in a while and great value for money! I want to go out and buy more already! Rimmel are getting better and better recently!
    These look great on you :) Much Love xx

    gemmaferris.blogspot.co.uk

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  57. I can see why you were blown away with these! They look amazing for a high street brand. I'm definitely getting one or two of the colours you picked up, they pay off is gorgeous.

    http://asubtledifference.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

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  58. Ahhh these look amazing! I am going to have to get some I think. You pull off every colour unbelievably xxx

    misskirstymarie.blogspot.co.uk

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  59. Oh my goodness! Those colours are amazing!!
    Hopefully I will be able to get my hands on these! :)

    egtx3.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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  60. Apocaliptic looks gorgeous on you! I want to try Celestial x
    lifeandlipsticks.blogspot.co.uk/

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  61. I HAVE to try these out, they look amazing wow :O

    www.studdedkisses.com

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  62. I'm sold! Definitely heading straight to the RImmel stand next time I'm in Boots! x

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  63. These look worth a try, does anyone know if they've made it to the States? In love with Big Bang!
    xx
    The Introverted Brunette

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  64. They look lovely! I love the three colours
    Really want to try these out!

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  65. So beautiful! I can't pick a favorite. Maybe Apocalyptic x

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  66. I wasn't sure about these but your post is swaying me! I love the look of Celestial xx

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  67. I tried these and did my own review and I hated them ): I hated the smell/taste and they constantly got on my teeth,I was so dissapointed,they were compared to the ysl glossy stains and it's safe to say thats what I'll be sticking too, I really wanted to love these!): xx

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  68. I love these, your pics are so so good! did you use lighting for them? btw, you NEED stellar too! xx

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  69. These colors are GORGEOUS! I hope these aren't sold out because I need these. I can't believe I didn't hear about them!

    xoxo


    Janelle @ GlamorousMama

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  70. I love the Apocoliptic! x
    that-bird.blogspot.co.uk

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  71. Ahhh you made me so excited to buy them. Unfortunately I'm just a poor backpacker this year, so it's not really backpackerlike to buy hundreds of lipsticks.
    Love the colours on you, gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Sanne
    Confessions of a blonde

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  72. Great review and swatches! These are the three shades that I bought :D xx

    brutalfashionandbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  73. I picked up a few (erm...6) of these last week and I'm so impressed with them. Such good quality for the price. x

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  74. These look and seem amazing! Great review - but now I seriously want to pick some colours up! Definitely going to give these a whirl...this review was so helpful & descriptive - thankyou! x

    http://confessionsofabeautylover.blogspot.co.uk/

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  75. Such a great post Kayleigh - your swatches are amazing and definitely convinced me that I need to take the plunge and purchase a couple of shades!! xx

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  76. I've heard these can also have a bit of bleeding to them, did you find this happened for you? Like the colours you picked like Celesital is probably my favourite out of your three :) xx

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  77. I have been avoiding the stand in the boots store i work in and it has taken every ounce of my strength not to purchase them! The colours look amazing and so wearable, I'm a big fan of high pigment and also a bit of shine!

    As soon as the spending ban is over I'll be stocking up pronto!

    http://cosmeticsshoppingandintoxication.blogspot.co.uk

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  78. they are beautiful xx

    ravingbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk

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  79. I can't wait to get my hands on these :O and your lips are amazing haha!!

    Lots of love

    India - Jewel Beauty Blog

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  80. I really want to try these, I love the red one. I am a huge fan of red lips and this is the perfect colour! Well done on getting to 3000 followers Kayleigh, you deserve it!

    Kassie xo

    http://kassiebarkerjones.blogspot.co.uk/

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  81. they are absolutely gorgeous!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc // youtube

    ps. enter my new giveaway to win the UD naked basics palette, real techniques brushes and essie polishes! click here.

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  82. Eeeee I want to try these sooo bad but it doesn't look like they're selling them in Canada :( gotta keep my eyes open on feelunique.com to see if they get them in stock so I can order a couple shades!

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  83. They look much better on than I thought they would! May have to treat myself now :)

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  84. Big bang is definitely my favoourite. They look great! Great review yet again!

    Mel x http://melonistaa.blogspot.co.uk/

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  85. I just bought the 'Big Bang' shade and love it! Really liked the look of 'Stella' too so might have to pick that one up next time.. Great review! xx

    Katharine from kathykins.com

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  86. I'm not sure if these are released in the US yet, but I have been searching everywhere for them! They look stunning! xx

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  87. Aahhh the second one is my fave, I have a MAC nikki minaj lipstick which is quite similar. Amazinggg, wish i suited bold colours!

    Em xxxxx
    www.emtalks.co.uk

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  88. Good GOD, these look amazing and your lips are to die for. (that sounds so creepy, so i hope you know what i mean haha). I really love reading your reviews lovely, so informative :)xxx

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  89. I cannot wait to try these, they look absolutely stunning on your lips! X

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  90. Wow, these are gorgeous! Definitely going to have to buy now.

    Allie xo
    Ignoring The Changing Room Mirror
    Misbehave!Boutique

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  91. LOVE these three shades

    fashion--geek.blogspot.com
    xo

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